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Chico State Giving Day

Challenge & Bonus Gifts

What is Giving Day without a little competition? Thanks to generous contributions from members of the University Foundation Board of Governors and the Tower Society, we had a number of special rewards that were unlocked throughout Giving Day on March 4, 2020.

Just Added! Late to Class Challenge

March 4 might be over but there’s still time for your gift to count for Giving Day!

There’s a lot going on in the world and maybe you meant to give… you were going to get to that later and forgot… sometimes, you just show up late. We get it! That’s why we're announcing one last matching gift opportunity—the Late to Class Challenge.

Members of the University Foundation Board of Governors have decided to personally match every gift to any cause that comes in today (until 11:59 p.m. March 5) dollar for dollar up to $5,000. That’s right, you show up late and we’re still going to double your money!

Don't pass up this opportunity—find your cause and give now!

’Cats Give Back Challenge

When the total number of gifts on Chico State Giving Day hits the milestone amount, bonus money is unlocked for the Chico State Fund to meet the University’s greatest needs. 

  • 1,000 gifts = $2,500   Unlocked!
  • 2,000 gifts = $7,500   Unlocked!
  • 2,500 gifts = $10,000 

Chico State Fund Challenges

  • When the Chico State Fund reaches $15,000 in donations, $5,000 in bonus money is unlocked for the fund. 
    • Unlocked!
  • When the Chico State Fund reaches $25,000, an additional $10,000 in bonus money is unlocked for the fund! 
    • Unlocked!

Race to Unlock the Map

We know our Wildcats make an impact around the country, so let’s see that support! When 100 gifts are received from each region, $5,000 in bonus money is unlocked for the Chico State Fund. Help us unlock all six regions and win $30,000 to support student success! 

  • Pacific:Unlocked! 
  • Rocky Mountain: 51/100
  • Southwest: Locked (37/100)
  • Midwest: Locked (30/100)
  • Northeast: Locked (27/100)
  • Southeast: Locked (29/100)
    (Updated 11:59 p.m.)

 Pacific region unlocked, all others locked

Timed Challenges

First Gift

Set your alarm for 11:59 p.m. and get your credit card ready. The cause that gets the first gift after midnight on March 4 wins the prize of an extra $150!

Morning Social Media Challenge: Wildcat Pride Selfies — Midnight to Noon

Earn $100 for your favorite cause and a $100 gift card to iTunes! (Runner-up will earn $50 for their cause and $50 to the Wildcat Store.) Share why you love and support Chico State with a selfie (bonus points if you include Willie or some Chico State gear) on Twitter or Instagram and tag #ChicoStateGivingDay and #CatsGiveBack. We will select a winner and runner up who post between midnight and noon on March 4. Remember: your social profile must be public for us to find you!

Donation Power Hour 1 — 8–9 a.m.

The cause that receives the most gifts during this hour earns $250!

First to 50

The first fund to receive 50 gifts during the 24-hour Giving Day period will earn a bonus $100!

Afternoon Social Media Challenge: Why Give? — Noon to Midnight

Earn $100 for your favorite cause and a $100 gift card to iTunes! (Runner-up will earn $50 for their cause and $50 to the Wildcat Store.) Share on Twitter or Instagram why your favorite cause deserves bonus bucks—“[Program/cause] deserves #ChicoStateGivingDay $ because…” We will choose a winner and runner up who post between noon and 11:59 p.m. on March 4. Remember: your social profile must be public and the post tagged #ChicoStateGivingDay or #CatsGiveBack for us to find you!

Donation Power Hour 2 — 7–8 p.m.

The cause that receives the most gifts during this hour earns $250! 

Last Gift

At 11:59 p.m., it’s your last chance to give! The person who makes the last gift of the day will win $150 for their chosen cause.